• » Israeli Soldiers Kill A Young Palestinian Man In Ramallah
    March 23, 2020 10:11 AM– IMEMC News

    Israeli soldiers killed, on Sunday at night, a young Palestinian man near the entrance of Ni’lin village, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah.

    Medical sources said the soldiers shot Sofian Nawwaf al-Khawaja , 29, causing a very serious injury that resulted in his death shortly afterward.

    They added that the soldiers stopped and held a Palestinian ambulance while rushing to render aid to the Palestinian.

    Instead of allowing the Palestinian medics to render the urgently needed aid to the critically wounded young man, the soldiers called for an Israeli ambulance while al-Khawaja continued to bleed.

    The Israeli army claimed that the soldiers opened fire at several Palestinians who reportedly hurled stones at their jeeps.

    However, Palestinian sources said the slain Palestinian was not among the protesters but happened to be passing through the area along with his cousin.

    Israeli daily Haaretz quoted a military spokesperson stating that the soldiers opened fire at two Palestinians who were “hurling rocks at Israeli vehicles at the Ni’lin junction,” and added that the soldiers “killed one of them, while the other Palestinian managed to escape.”

    Haaretz added that the army initiated a search campaign in the area.


  • » Update: “Israeli Soldiers Kill One Child, Injure 112 Palestinians In Nablus”
    March 11, 2020 12:56 PM – IMEMC News

    The Palestinian Health Ministry has reported that Israeli soldiers killed, Thursday, one child, and injured at least 112 Palestinians, during the ongoing protest on the al-‘Arma Mountain, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus.

    The Ministry said the child, Mohammad Abdul-Karim Hamayel, 15 , was shot with an expanding bullet in the head, and he was rushed to a local hospital before succumbing to his serious wounds.

    Tarif Ashour, the spokesperson of the Health Ministry, said at least thirteen Palestinians were rushed to Rafidia governmental hospital, including a child, seventeen years of age, who was shot with two rubber-coated steel bullets in his head, before he was rushed to surgery, and remains in critical condition.

    Shortly afterward, the soldiers shot two Palestinians with rubber-coated steel bullets in their heads, causing hemorrhaging in the brain; one of them remains in life-threatening condition.

    In addition, a journalist working for the Palestinian TV, identified as Bakr Abdul-Haq, was shot with a rubber-coated steel bullet in his lead, and at least thirteen other residents were shot with similar rounds.

    The total number of injuries stood at more than 112 Palestinians at the time of this report, among them, 90 were suffered the severe effects of teargas inhalation, and eighteen who were shot with rubber-coated steel bullets.

    The soldiers also abducted at least three young men, after more than 40 additional military vehicles invaded the area.
    Ghassan Douglas, a Palestinian Authority official who monitors Israel’s colonialist activities, said that there have been calls by colonists to storm the mountain, in an attempt to control an archaeological historical site above its summit, and install an illegal colony after occupying the entire Palestinian Mountain.

    #Palestine_assassinée #colonialisme_de_peuplement

    • Palestinian teen shot dead by Israeli army in occupied West Bank
      11 mars 2020
      Israeli forces fire tear gas, rubber-coated bullets to disperse protesters blocking illegal Jewish settlers in Beita.

      According to Maan news agency, at least three Palestinians were also arrested.

      Al Jazeera’s Nida Ibrahim, reporting from the occupied West Bank city of Ramallah, said on-site medics treated more than 112 injuries, adding at least one more person remains in critical condition.

      “Locals in the area say Jabal al-Armeh [al-Armeh mountain] is a very high area … one of the highest in the Nablus area, and settlers have been eyeing this location for years, since the 1980s,” Ibrahim said.

      “There have been confrontations between Palestinians and Israeli settlers there. Usually, settlers like to settle on high areas … on hilltops … this is a way for them to keep an upper hand if anything happens, including demonstrations,” she said.

      Demonstrators have been staging sit-ins in the hilltop village of Jabal al-Armeh since February 28 to deter illegal Israeli settlers from establishing a settlement outpost.

      Beita Mayor Fuad Maali said the settlers renewed their attempt to reach the top of the mountain overnight, but hundreds of the town’s residents had camped out to block the effort.

      The Israeli military said about 500 Palestinians were burning tyres and throwing rocks at the soldiers during what it described as a “violent riot”.

      “We are aware of a report regarding a killed Palestinian and several injured. The incident will be reviewed,” an army statement said.

    • « C’est notre montagne » : les Palestiniens repoussent des colons enhardis par Trump et Netanyahou
      Par Shatha Hammad — BEITA, Cisjordanie occupée — Mercredi 11 mars 2020 — Middle East Eye édition française

      Une trentaine de Palestiniens se rassemblaient autour du poêle dans une grande tente au sommet du mont al-Urma, à l’est de la ville de Beita en Cisjordanie occupée, quand Middle East Eye s’est rendu sur les lieux lundi dernier. Ils se reposaient et se préparaient à la confrontation à venir avec les soldats et colons israéliens.

      Quelques heures plus tôt, des colons avaient tenté une deuxième fois d’atteindre le sommet de la montagne, mais les habitants de Beita, au sud de Naplouse, s’étaient rapidement rassemblés pour défendre leurs terres.

      Des affrontements avaient éclaté, au cours desquels l’armée israélienne avait ouvert le feu, blessant deux Palestiniens à balles réelles et une dizaine d’autres avec des balles recouvertes de caoutchouc.


  • » Two Palestinian Fighters Killed By Israeli Missiles In Damascus
    February 24, 2020 8:38 AM – IMEMC News

    Ziad Ahmad Mansour (left) and Salim Ahmad Salim

    The Al-Quds Brigades, the armed wing of the Islamic Jihad, has reported that two of its fighters were killed, late on Sunday at night, after Israeli war jets fired missiles into an area in the Syrian capital, Damascus.

    The Brigades stated that its slain fighters have been identified as Salim Ahmad Salim, 24, and Ziad Ahmad Mansour, 23.

    It added that the Israeli offensive on the Arab Syrian capital “is just another example of Tel Aviv’s failure in facing the Palestinian fighters in occupied Palestine.

    “This new aggression will not deter us, as it is only another incentive for us to continue our fight for liberation and independence,” the Brigades added, “Our struggle against the Israeli occupation will continue until we achieve our legitimate goals,” and vowed a fierce retaliation.


  • » Updated 2: “Israeli Soldiers Kill One Palestinian, Injure Four, In Southern Gaza”
    February 23, 2020 12:24 PM – IMEMC News

    Update: The Al-Quds Brigades, the armed wing of the Islamic Jihad, has reported that the slain Palestinian was one of its members.

    The Brigades stated that the Palestinian has been identified as Mohammad Ali Hasan an-Na’em , 27, from Khan Younis.

    The slain Palestinian was unarmed and wasn’t even in military attire when the soldiers attacked him, along with many residents, with their bulldozer, and live rounds.

    Updated From Feb 23, 2020, at 10:58: Israeli soldiers shot and killed, on Sunday morning, a young Palestinian man, and injured four, on Palestinian lands, in Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.

    An Israeli armored bulldozer was filmed repeatedly crushing the body of the slain Palestinian with its blade, then grabbing the corpse with the blade and swinging the body back and forth in the air.

    The Israeli army claimed that its soldiers observed two Palestinians approaching the perimeter fence, before placing an explosive device.

    It alleged that the soldiers then rushed to the scene and fired live ammunition at the two Palestinians, causing the explosive device to explode.

    Israeli officials frequently make outrageous claims about Palestinians they kill, which are often proven later to be false.

    Media sources in Gaza said several Palestinians tried to reach the two Palestinians to provide them with the needed medical care and move them to a hospital, but a military bulldozer sped towards them and drove over the corpse of the slain Palestinian, before scooping it using the bulldozer’s plow. (...)


    • IOF Abuses the Body of Palestinian in a Humiliating and Degrading Manner
      Posted by PCHR – 23 February

      On Sunday, 23 February 2020, Israeli occupation forces (IOF) shot and injured Palestinian civilians while trying to rescue and evacuate two persons who were targeted by IOF in eastern Khan Younis, south of the Gaza Strip. IOF made a 150-meter incursion into the border and evacuated the dead body of a Palestinian it killed in the area after desecrating his body in a humiliating and cruel manner, trying to lift the body with a wheel loader several times and throwing back to the ground, and takes into the Israeli side of the border. (...)

    • Gaza Fires Rockets, Israeli Warplane Strikes, Injure 4 Palestinians
      February 24, 2020 5:53 AM

      Saraya Al Quds, the military wing of the Islamic Jihad resistance movement, fired a barrage of rockets at Israel, on Sunday, in retaliation for the Israeli crime of murdering and mutilating Palestinian Muhammad Na’em in eastern Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip, Quds News Network (QNN) reports.

      Late Sunday, Israeli warplanes targeted a group of Palestinians, according to an army statement, striking north-west of Beit Lahia in the northern besieged Gaza Strip, with four rockets and a reconnaissance missile.

      The Palestinian Ministry of Health confirmed that four Palestinians were injured by the airstrikes and were evacuated to Ash Shifa hospital in Gaza, no further information was known at the time of reporting.

    • L’ONU s’efforce de restaurer le calme à Gaza où la situation dégénère
      24 février 2020

      Le 23 février, les Forces de défense israéliennes (FDI) ont déclaré avoir tiré sur deux militants du Jihad islamique palestinien (JIP) qui tentaient de placer un engin explosif le long de la clôture du périmètre de Gaza. Le JIP a déclaré plus tard qu’un membre de sa branche militaire avait été tué dans l’incident, et des responsables israéliens ont confirmé que les FDI avaient récupéré le corps d’un des militants, a précisé M. Mladenov, Coordonnateur spécial des Nations Unies pour le processus de paix au Moyen-Orient.

      Depuis lors, plus de 40 roquettes ont été tirées par des militants palestiniens du Jihad islamique contre Israël. L’armée israélienne a répondu en effectuant plusieurs frappes aériennes dans la bande de Gaza. Cinq blessés ont été signalés à Gaza. Dimanche, l’armée israélienne a également frappé ce qu’elle a déclaré être des cibles du JIP en Syrie, où deux morts ont également été confirmés.

      « La situation dégénère alors que nous parlons avec la poursuite de tirs de projectiles depuis Gaza et de frappes aériennes israéliennes en représailles », a souligné l’envoyé de l’ONU.

      « L’équipe des Nations Unies sur le terrain est en contact avec nos homologues égyptiens pour tenter de rétablir le calme. Je saisis cette occasion pour appeler à l’arrêt immédiat des tirs de roquettes et de mortiers qui risquent seulement d’entraîner Gaza dans une autre série d’hostilités sans fin en vue. Le lancement aveugle de roquettes contre des centres de population civile viole le droit international et doit cesser », a-t-il ajouté. (...)


    • » EU Representative Deplores Israeli Army Actions in Gaza
      February 26, 2020 8:58 PM – IMEMC News

      European Union (EU) Representative in Jerusalem, Sven Kuehn von Burgsdorff said Tuesday that the incident in which an Israeli soldier drove a bulldozer onto Palestinian territory, and dragged the body of a slain Palestinian in Gaza, on Sunday, goes counter to all principles of human dignity, Palestine News Network reported.

      “No one should be witnessing scenes like that one when a military bulldozer drags away a lifeless body. This is something that goes counter to all principles of human dignity and respect,” von Burgsdorff said.

      “The EU has consistently reiterated on numerous occasions, that the destructive cycle of violence and counter-violence has to come to an end,” he said. “De-escalation is now imperative, not least to preserve lives of the citizens of Gaza and to relieve their suffering.”

    • « Cruauté sans précédent » : la famille du Palestinien mutilé par un bulldozer condamne Israël
      La vidéo montrant le corps de Mohammed al-Naem en train d’être profané a effaré sa famille et provoqué une onde de choc dans le monde entier
      Par Tareq Hajjaj – KHAN YOUNÈS, bande de Gaza sous blocus
      Date de publication : Mardi 25 février 2020

      Belal al-Naem a été effaré lorsqu’il a vu les images : un bulldozer israélien récupérant, mutilant et laissant pendre le corps d’un Palestinien dans la bande de Gaza. Puis il a découvert qu’il s’agissait du corps de son frère.

      « J’ai subi un double choc, d’abord avant de savoir qu’il s’agissait de mon frère et puis quand j’ai su que c’était lui », confie-t-il à Middle East Eye.

      Le frère de Belal, Mohammed, a été abattu dimanche par des tirs israéliens à Abasan al-Kabira, à l’est de Khan Younès.

      L’armée israélienne prétend que lui et d’autres Palestiniens tentaient de placer un engin explosif à la frontière entre l’enclave assiégée et Israël.
      Gaza : indignation alors qu’un bulldozer israélien traîne le cadavre d’un Palestinien tué par l’armée

      Ensuite, un bulldozer de l’armée, escorté par un char, est entré en action pour récupérer le corps et ses tentatives ont été filmées.

      Les images du véhicule emportant le corps n’ont pas tardé à devenir virales.

      « Je n’ai pas pu supporter la cruauté [de la vidéo], il y avait un être humain taillé en pièces encore et encore. Cette scène était insoutenable, j’ai prié pour lui et je me suis éloigné », affirme Belal, qualifiant cet acte de « cruauté sans précédent ».

      « Ce n’est pas une façon de mourir pour un être humain, et cela s’est passé sous les yeux du monde entier », ajoute-t-il.

      « Notre famille a vu cela et c’est gravé à jamais dans nos mémoires. »(...)

  • » Palestinian Shot Dead After Alleged Stabbing Attempt in Jerusalem
    February 23, 2020 1:05 AM – IMEMC News

    The Palestinian Ministry of Health confirmed, on Saturday, the death of the alleged attacker, who was shot and killed earlier in the day by the Israeli police in Bab al-Asbat area in the Old City of occupied Jerusalem.

    Israeli police opened a barrage of gunfire the Palestinian man at Lions’ Gate of Jerusalem’s Old City, reportedly after attempting a stabbing attack.

    Witnesses told WAFA that the young man, who was not immediately identified, was shot several times and was left to bleed on the ground before Israeli paramedics arrived at the scene.

    The young man was identified as Maher Ibrahim Zaatra , 33, was a father of three children, and his wife is pregnant, from Jabal al-Mokabber village, south of occupied East Jerusalem. Video clips show the young man lying motionless on the ground, with a large police force at the scene.

    In an act of retribution and collective punishment, the soldiers invaded the home of the slain Palestinian, ransacked the property, before abducting his mother, and two brothers.


  • » Israeli Forces Recover Body of Palestinian In West Bank
    February 18, 2020 12:46 PM – IMEMC News

    Israeli soldiers stationed in the occupied West Bank recovered, Monday, the body of a Palestinian man tangled among bushes in a rural area, who apparently died of his wounds after a shooting attack targeting Israeli soldiers two weeks prior.

    The corpse was found near Ras Karkar village, west of Ramallah, in central West Bank.

    The slain Palestinian has been identified as Fakhr Mahmoud Abu Zayed Qurt , 53, from Betunia town, south of Ramallah.

    According to the Israeli military spokesperson, the body was found “at the end of operational and intelligence efforts and after sweeping operations of the Israeli security services.”

    The military claimed the Palestinian was injured after the soldiers responded to him firing at them, and fled the scene.
    The attack which the deceased Palestinian is suspected of having taken part was a shooting incident targeting Israeli soldiers two weeks ago, in which one Israeli soldier was lightly wounded near the “Dolip” settlement on Feb. 6th.

    Local sources in Betunia said that, five days ago, the soldiers invaded and ransacked his home, before abducting two of his sons, Haitham and Mohammad, in addition to confiscating his car. (...)


  • » Palestinian Florist Killed by Israeli Border Police After Allegedly Brandishing a Gun
    February 6, 2020 – IMEMC News

    Shadi Bana, 45, a Palestinian citizen of Israel who ran a flower shop in Jerusalem, was shot and killed by Israeli border police in Jerusalem on Thursday. Israeli authorities claimed that the florist was shot because he “had a gun and attempted to fire at police”.

    Bana’s family was shocked by his killing, and the claim that he had been involved in any kind of politically-motivated attack, saying he had no ties to any political parties or groups.

    A neighbor who worked near Bana’s home told reporters from the Israeli daily Ha’aretz, “He was an ordinary guy from the neighborhood. He has no interest in politics. It’s really surprising that he came to do such a thing.”

    Bana was shot and killed just outside the Lion’s Gate into Jerusalem’s Old City. He was originally from Haifa, in northern Israel. Israeli sources note that he had a criminal record.

    He was the owner of a small flower shop, but his brother told reporters that he was suffering economically.

    Israeli sources claimed that Bana had converted to Islam several months ago, but his brother told Ha’aretz reporters, “We don’t know about this whole business of him converting to Islam. He has more than a few Muslim friends but I don’t know if he converted – his entire conduct is strange and he mostly lived as a loner.”

    Bana was the fourth Palestinian killed on Thursday. Tariq Lu’ay Badwan and Yazan Monther Abu Tabeekh were both killed by Israeli forces invading the city of Jenin, while Mohammad Salman al-Haddad was killed in Hebron.


  • Israeli Forces Kill a Palestinian Teen Near Tulkarem
    February 7, 2020 10:40 PM – IMEMC News

    A Palestinian teenager was pronounced dead, Friday, shortly after he was shot and critically injured by Israeli occupation forces, north of Tulkarem in the occupied West Bank, said the Ministry of Health.

    Bader Nidal Nafla Harha , 19, was fatally wounded by Israeli soldiers during protests near the village of Qaffin, in the northern West Bank, on Friday evening.

    The Palestinian Health Ministry has reported that the young man was shot with a live round in the main artery in his neck, and died from his wounds.

    In a show of excessive use of force, Israeli forces resorted to the use of live ammunition, which penetrated the teen’s neck, striking the main carotid artery, resulting in his death only minutes later. He was rushed to Tulkarem governmental hospital where he was pronounced dead.

    Bader was shot during protests that erupted near the illegal Israeli Annexation Wall, where many residents marched on their lands.

    Soldiers have been deployed across the West Bank to suppress the protests of the Palestinian people expressing their repudiation to the so-called ‘deal of the century’. This is the fourth Palestinian youth to be killed in recent days.


  • » First Lieutenant Badwan Succumbs to Wounds Sustained in Jenin
    February 6, 2020 10:23 PM – IMEMC News

    First Lieutenant Tariq Lu’ay Badwan , aged 24, succumbed to injuries sustained by Israeli fire during confrontations that erupted in Jenin, on Thursday.

    Lt. Badwan, from Qalqilia, died after he was shot and injured by Israeli occupation forces while working at the special police headquarters in Jenin, Al Ray reports.

    Badwan was shot in the stomach and then transferred to the Khalil Suleiman Governmental Hospital, and then to Al-Razi Hospital, due to the seriousness of his condition.


  • » Israeli Soldiers Kill A Palestinian In Jenin
    February 6, 2020 11:45 AM – IMEMC News

    Israeli soldiers killed, on Thursday at dawn, one Palestinian and injured at least seven others, including a Palestinian police officer, after the army invaded Jenin city and started the demolition of a home belonging to the family of a political prisoner.

    Media sources said the soldiers shot Yazan Monther Abu Tabeekh, 19, with two live rounds in the chest, causing very serious wounds before he was rushed to a hospital but died from his injuries.

    They added that the soldiers also injured at least seven other Palestinians, including two who sustained life-threatening wounds, and caused many to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation.

    One of the wounded Palestinians is a police officer, identified as Lu’ay Ahmad Badwan, 25, from Azzoun town, who was shot by a live Israeli army round in the upper body. The bullet apparently struck his spine before he was rushed into surgery at the al-Razi hospital, in Jenin city.


  • » Palestinian Teen Shot Dead by Israeli Forces in Hebron
    February 5, 2020 9:26 PM – IMEMC News

    A Palestinian boy identified as Mohammad Salman al-Haddad , 17, was shot and killed, on Wednesday, during confrontations between Palestinian youths and Israeli soldiers in the southern West Bank city of Hebron, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health.

    Witnesses said clashes broke out in Bab al-Zawiyeh, where the heavily-barricaded Israeli-controlled H2 area of Hebron meets the Palestinian-administered H1 section, where Israeli soldiers fired live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets and tear-gas canisters at the youths WAFA sources said.

    The Ministry of Health said al-Haddad was brought to Hebron hospital in critical condition, and pronounced dead shortly after arrival. The Ministry said the youth was hit by a live bullet in the chest, which penetrated the heart killing him almost instantly.

    Image: Shehab News Agency


  • Palestinian Child Dies From Serious Wounds He Suffered In October 2019
    January 31, 2020 2:54 PM – IMEMC News

    Palestinian medical sources have reported that a child died, Friday, from serious wounds he suffered in mid-October of 2019, after Israeli soldiers shot in southern Gaza.

    The sources said the child, Ala’ Hani al-Abbassi , 15, was shot by the soldiers with a high-velocity gas bomb in his head, east of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.

    After his injury, the child received the needed first aid before he was rushed to a hospital in Khan Younis.

    The child underwent surgeries and remained in a coma in the Intensive Care Unit, until he was pronounced dead, Friday.

    On Friday at dawn, the Israeli army carried out a series of airstrikes targeting several areas in Rafah, in southern Gaza.

    Media sources said the army carried out ten strikes that led to extensive property damage and caused a power blackout over most of the Rafah.


  • Palestinian Fighter Killed In A Tunnel Accident In Gaza
    January 30, 2020 4:05 PM – IMEMC News

    The Al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) has reported that one of its fighters was killed, Thursday, in an accident in a siege busting tunnel, near Gaza city.

    The Brigades said the fighter, identified as Ibrahim Khalil ash-Shantaf, 21, was from Sheikh Radwan neighborhood in Gaza city.

    It added that he was killed in an accident while working in one of its tunnels near the perimeter fence on the besieged and impoverished coastal region.

    It is worth mentioning that hundreds of Palestinians have been killed or injured, in similar accidents. Many of them were not members of the Brigades or any armed resistance group and were working in the tunnels to provide for their families.

    Most of the tunnels in Gaza are used for smuggling food, fuel, and medicine into the besieged Gaza Strip.


  • Israeli Soldiers Kill Three Palestinians In Gaza– IMEMC News

    Israeli soldiers killed, on Tuesday evening, three young Palestinian men near the perimeter fence, in central Gaza, after the army alleged they breached the fence and hurled grenades.

    The army claimed that the three managed to breach the fence and advanced approximately 400 meters, before they hurled a grenade, or an explosive, at a military post.

    According to the army, the soldiers fired many live rounds, and shells, at the three Palestinians, leading to their death.

    Palestinians in Gaza said the soldiers executed the three Palestinians, and were not in any danger, especially since they ordered them to remove their clothes before killing them, the Maan News Agency has reported.

    The three slain Palestinians have been identified as Mohammad Hani Abu Mandeel, 18, Salem Zuweid an-Na’ami, 18, and Mahmoud Khaled Sa’id, 18 . The three are from Central Gaza. The three were from al-Maghazi Central Gaza.

    The corpses of the three Palestinians remain held by the army.


    • Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (16– 22 January 2020)

      At approximately 20:30 on Tuesday, 21 January 2020, Israeli soldiers opened fire at 3 Palestinian civilians, including a child, and fired flare bombs in the sky, after they crossed the border fence in eastern al-Maghazi camp in the central Gaza Strip. Those civilians were identified as Mohamed Hani Mis’ied Abu Mandeel (17), Salem Zowaid Howaishel al-Na’ami (18), from al-Maghazi camp, and Mahmoud Khaled Mahoud Sa’ied (18), from Dir al-Balah.

      IDF Spokesperson Hidai Zilberman said: “We just identified 3 terrorists who crossed the security fence from Gaza into Israel. After our soldiers arrived at the scene, the terrorists hurled an explosive device at them. In response, our soldiers opened fire at the terrorists. Hits were identified.”

      However, there were no immediate official statement from the Palestinian Ministry of Health confirming or denying the killing of the 3 civilians, while ssocial media and the Israeli media reported on the killing of the three boys inside the border fence, and the IOF’s decision to keep their bodies.

      The families of the three boys told PCHR’s fieldworker, that they had not been informed by any official authority of the death of their children, and that all the information they had was from social media. They indicated that they had lost contact with their children on Tuesday evening, and they had not yet returned home. The families of the three boys confirmed that they went on Wednesday 22 January 2020, to the office of the Palestine Red Crescent Society to inform them about the incident. The PRCS said that no credible information is available about their fate.

      It should be noted that the three boys are students in Shuhada al Maghazi Secondary School.

    • Human Rights Commission Calls Killing of Three Palestinian Teens a War Crime
      January 25, 2020 8:08 PM

      Palestinian human rights activist accused the Israeli occupation of executing three Palestinian children east of the Gaza Strip, on Tuesday evening, in cold blood, calling it a war crime, Alray reported.

      The head of the International Commission for the Support of the Rights of the Palestinian People “Hashd”, Salah Abdel-Ati, said that Israeli soldiers deployed along the security fence east of the Gaza Strip committed a war crime against the three Palestinian children, and continue to hold their bodies, under the pretext the youths were trying to infiltrate the border.

      Abdel-Ati said that Israeli soldiers surrounded the area as soon as they observed three children close to the border fence, and despite the fact that the children complied with the soldiers’ orders, they were all shot dead.

      He considered the execution of three children in their teens, to be clear evidence of Israel’s disregard for the provisions of international humanitarian law, in particular the provisions of the Fourth Geneva Convention which affirms the Rule 14. Proportionality in Attack: “Launching an attack which may be expected to cause incidental loss of civilian life, injury to civilians, damage to civilian objects, or a combination thereof, which would be excessive in relation to the concrete and direct military advantage anticipated, is prohibited.”

      Abdel-Ati said that the reaction, or lack thereof, of the international community and its institutions to this crime, will give the Israeli occupation a green light to continue to commit more crimes.

      He called on the international community and its institutions to exert political, diplomatic and legal pressure on Israel to stop targeting Palestinian civilians, especially children.

      He called on the High Contracting Parties to the Geneva Conventions, to work hard to provide protection to the Palestinians in the occupied territories, stressing the necessity of exposing Israeli crimes, and holding the Israeli occupation accountable.

  • » Palestinian Dies From Serious Wounds Suffered On March 30, 2018
    January 20, 2020 2:01 AM – IMEMC News

    The Palestinian Health Ministry in the Gaza Strip has reported that a young Palestinian man died, on Sunday evening, from serious wounds he suffered, on March 30th, 2018, after Israeli soldiers shot him with live fire.

    The Health Ministry said the Palestinian has been identified as Amer Manar Hajjar, 30, from the Saftawi area, north of Gaza city.

    Hajjar was participating in the Great Return March processions in the besieged coastal region when the soldiers shot and seriously injured him.

    On the day of his injury, the soldiers killed seventeen Palestinians, and wounded more than 1416 Palestinians, including 758 who were shot by live ammunition, and 148 by rubber-coated steel bullets.

    At least twenty of the wounded Palestinians suffered life-threatening injuries, especially since the soldiers used exploding bullets.


  • Palestinian Farmer Killed, Another Injured, In Explosions In Southern Gaza
    January 19, 2020 10:01 AM Ali Salam – IMEMC News

    The Palestinian Health Ministry in the Gaza Strip has reported, Saturday, that one farmer was killed, and another was injured, in two separate explosions, in the southern part of the coastal region.

    The Ministry stated that a farmer, identified as Mahdi Eid Ayyad Irmeilat, 36, was killed when an explosive object went off near him while he was working on his farmland, east of Rafah.

    The Health Ministry stated that another Palestinian farmer was seriously injured in a similar explosion on a farmland, also east of Rafah.

    The Palestinian Security Forces in Khan Younis and Rafah have initiated investigations into the explosions.

    Although the origins of the explosive objects remain unknown, it is believed they were dropped by Israeli soldiers during their numerous invasions into Palestinian farmlands near the perimeter fence, as such incidents have occurred in the past leading to dozens of casualties, including fatalities. (...)


  • Updated : Israeli Missile Kills A Palestinain In Gaza
    December 19, 2019 4:59 AM IMEMC & Agencies–

    An Israeli warplane fired, on Tuesday at night, a missile at a Palestinian youth in the southern Gaza Strip, killing him, before the soldiers took his body away.

    Armored Israeli military bulldozers advanced towards the perimeter fence, east of Khan Younis, before the soldiers snatched his corpse and took it away.

    Media sources in Gaza said the slain young man has been identified as Abdullah Ahmad Abu Teir (Abu Nasr ) , 18, from Abasan al-Kabeera, in Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.

    His father called on international human rights groups to intervene and to secure the transfer of his corpse to his family for proper burial.

    The Israeli army claimed that it observed an armed Palestinian near the perimeter fence in the southern Gaza Strip, before instructions were given to an Israeli drone to shoot him.

    Eyewitnesses reported that Palestinian ambulances tried several times to reach the youth to save him, but Israeli forces opened fire towards them, preventing them from reaching the site.
    t is worth mentioning that Abdullah’s brother, Ahmad, was killed by Israeli army fire in the same area in the year 2012.


  • L’adolescent de Gaza « arrêté » par Israël et ramené chez lui dans un sac mortuaire
    Par Tareq Hajjaj – GAZA, Territoires palestiniens occupés
    Date de publication : Jeudi 5 décembre 2019 | Middle East Eye édition française

    S’étant glissés à travers la barrière de sécurité érigée par Israël le long de la bande de Gaza, Emad Khalil Ibrahim Shahin et ses amis se sont faufilés dans une baraque abandonnée et ont allumé un feu. Craignant de se faire surprendre, ils ont fui les lieux.

    « Nous avons couru jusqu’au moment où nous avons trouvé une dune de sable derrière laquelle nous cacher, de l’autre côté de la barrière, mais nous avons alors remarqué qu’Emad n’était pas avec nous. Il courait plus lentement car il avait des béquilles », raconte à Middle East Eye l’un de ses compagnons, qui souhaite rester anonyme.

    « Nous l’avons vu au sol et lui avons dit de ramper. Mais c’est alors qu’un véhicule militaire est arrivé à toute allure et un soldat lui a tiré dessus, l’atteignant à la jambe droite. Peu après, un hélicoptère est arrivé et l’a emmené. »

    Emad Shahin n’est revenu à Gaza que 355 jours plus tard. Il est arrivé le 23 octobre dans un sac mortuaire.

    Aujourd’hui, sa famille et plusieurs ONG palestiniennes et israéliennes demandent pourquoi l’armée israélienne a conservé le corps de l’adolescent de 17 ans pendant si longtemps, et comment il est apparemment mort d’une simple blessure par balle à la jambe. (...)


  • » Israeli Forces Shoot and Kill Palestinain Teen in Hebron
    December 1, 2019 1:40 AM – IMEMC News

    Updated: A Palestinian teenager was shot dead, on Saturday night, by Israeli soldiers in the town of Beit Awwa, west of Hebron City in the southern occupied West Bank.

    The Palestinian News and Info Agency reported that Israeli soldiers opened fire towards three Palestinian civilians near Beit Awwa, seriously injuring one of them, identified as Badawi Khaled al-Masalma, 18.

    He was left to bleed helplessly, as the soldiers denied access of Palestinian medics to the scene, and was announced dead of his critical wounds a few minutes later.

    The Palestinian suffered multiple gunshot wounds to various parts of his body.

    The Israeli army claimed the Palestinian “apparently threw Molotov cocktails.” After killing him, the soldiers took his body away.


  • Updated: “Israeli Soldiers Kill A Palestinian Teen In Southern Gaza”
    November 30, 2019 2:21 AM – IMEMC News

    Israeli soldiers killed, Friday, one Palestinian was killed and many others, when the army attacked a group of protesters, hundreds of meters away from the perimeter fence.

    Israeli soldiers, stationed in their posts and army vehicles across the fence, fired live bullets, rubber-coated steel rounds, and high-velocity gas bombs at several Palestinians, killing one and injuring at least five others, east of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.

    Some of the wounded were moved to the hospital while many others were treated in the field hospitals.

    Dr. Ashraf al-Qedra, the spokesperson of the Health Ministry in Gaza, has confirmed that the soldiers killed Fahed Mohammad Walid al-Astal , 16, after shooting him with a live round in the abdomen.

    Dr. al-Qedra added that the soldiers also shot at least five other Palestinians, and caused many to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation.

    The incident took place when approximately twenty Palestinians gathered on Palestinian lands, a few hundred meters from the fence; the Israeli army said it was “investigating the incident.”

    Talal Abu Tharifa, a member of the Political Bureau of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP) said the Palestinians gathered at the Great Return March encampment, east of Khan Younis, and marked International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People.

    Abu Tharifa added that the Palestinians were at least 700 meters away from the perimeter fence and that the soldiers opened fire on them regardless.

    It is worth mentioning that the Great Return March processions have been suspended for the third week, but have not been canceled.

    The Committee for the Great Return March Processions said the temporary halt of the processions is not related to any “truce talks,” but to avoid further casualties after Israel threatened to escalate its already excessive use of force. (...)


  • » Israeli Armored Bulldozer Crashes Palestinian Car, Killing Father & Injuring Son
    November 28, 2019 1:53 PM– IMEMC News

    Israeli forces exiting the city of Hebron after a massive demolition campaign before dawn on Thursday struck a Palestinian car in which a Palestinian father and son were driving, killing the father and severely injuring the son.

    Mohammad Nassar Al-Nawajaa, 56, from Yatta city, south of Hebron, was killed and his son Thaer was moderately injured before dawn on Thursday morning after their vehicle was hit by an Israeli military bulldozer in the Farsh Al Hawa area on the road leading to Taqoumia town, west of Hebron.

    The slain man and his son were driving to work in Jerusalem when their car was struck by the Israeli bulldozer.

    The Israeli military bulldozer that struck their car was returning, along with the army jeeps, to a nearby military base, after demolishing four Palestinian homes in Beit Kahil, north of Hebron.


  • PCHR: Fourth Case in 2019: Palestinian Prisoner Dies in Israeli Prison, Suspicions of Medical Neglect Arise
    November 27, 2019 4:36 AM – IMEMC News

    On Tuesday morning, 26 November 2019, Palestinian prisoner, Sami Abu-Diak, 36, died at al-Ramla prison clinic. Abu-Diak, from Silat al-Dahr village near Jenin, had spent 17 years in Israeli prison, and was recently transferred to the clinic in Israel due to his deteriorating health condition, having cancer since 2015.

    The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) holds Israeli authorities responsible for Abu-Daik’s death, and expresses its concern that Israeli authorities stalled in providing adequate and timely medical care for the deceased.

    PCHR condemns the Israeli neglect of numerous calls for Abu-Diak’s release, as is standard in humanitarian cases like his, despite knowledge of his ailing health, choosing to leave him to die in prison.

    Israeli forces refused all calls by human rights groups and others to release Abu-Diak, and kept him in custody at al-Ramla prison clinic, commonly referred to as “the slaughterhouse” in reference to the poor treatment and care provided at it, despite knowledge of his ailing health.

    Abu-Diak’s legs and arms were cuffed to his bed. Israeli forces had scheduled a hearing for his release request on 02 December 2019; unfortunately, Abu-Diak did not survive.


    • Jordan Demands Israel To Release Corpse Of Detainee Who Died In Prison
      November 28, 2019

      Jordanian Foreign Minister, Ayman Safadi, has confirmed that the Kingdom has officially demanded Israel to release the corpse of detainee Sami Abu Diak, 37, who died in Israeli prisons, and to allow its transfer to Jordan to be buried by his family there.

      The Palestinian detainee carries what is known as a Jordanian “National Identification Number,” which also makes him a Jordanian citizen.

      His family, largely living in the Kingdom, has called on the Jordanian authorities to pressure Israel into releasing his corpse for burial in Jordan. Israeli is still holding his corpse and refusing to release it.

    • Updated: “Israeli Soldiers Kill A Palestinian Teen In Southern Gaza”
      November 30, 2019 2:21 AM

      Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, Salah ‘Aahed Abu Diak, the brother of Sami Abu Diak, who died in Israeli prisons due to various complications after Israel refused to grant him the urgently need specialized medical care.

      Media sources said the soldiers invaded Sielet ath-Thaher town, south of the northern West Bani city of Jenin, before storming and ransacking the Abu Diak family home, causing property damage.

      They added that the soldiers detained the family in one room, and interrogated them for several hours while violently searching the property.

      The soldiers also invaded Jenin city, and fired many gas bombs and concussion grenades at random, in addition to driving around provocatively.

    • Body of Palestinian Prisoner Sami Abu Diak Released to Jordan
      December 7, 2019 2:25 AM

      Israel, on Friday, released to Jordan, the body of a the Palestinian prisoner who recently died in Israeli custody, due to deliberate medical negligence custody, the Palestinian News and Info Agency reported.

      Chairman of the Prisoners’ Affairs Commission, Qadri Abu Baker announced that the Israeli occupation authorities handed over the body of Sami Abu Diak, who died on November 26 in Israeli prison.

      “The Israeli occupation authorities have handed over Abu Diak’s body to Jordan through the King Hussein border crossing following his family’s request,” Abu Baker confirmed.

      He noted that Abu Diak’s body was transferred to the King Hussein Medical Center in the Jordanian capital, Amman; a move that was agreed upon between Jordanian Foreign Minister, Ayman Safadi and Abu Diak’s parents.

      He expressed his great appreciation for the intervention of Jordan’s King Abdullah II and the Jordanian government to secure the release of the ailing prisoner’s body.

      Abu Diak, 36, suffered from terminal cancer, Israel refused to give him compassionate, leave to be with his family, as well as his last dying wish to spend his last days with his mother.(...)


  • Palestinian Dies From Serious Wounds He suffered When The Army Killed Eight Members Of His Family
    November 22, 2019 10:58 PM – IMEMC News

    The Palestinian Health Ministry in Gaza has confirmed that a Palestinian man died, Friday, from serious wounds he suffered when Israeli soldiers fired a missile at the family home, on November 14th, 2019, killing eight family members, including five children.

    The Health Ministry identified the slain Palestinian man as Mohammad Salama Sawarka, 40; he was seriously injured at dawn on Thursday, November 14th, when the army fired a missile at the family home, in Deir al-Balah in central Gaza.

    Mohammad’s two children, Moath, 7, and Waseem, 23, were instantly killed. The missiles led to the death of eight members of his family, including five children and one woman. The Israeli army later alleged it “fired the missile at the home by mistake.”


  • Palestinian Killed by Israeli Police in Jerusalem
    November 17, 2019 5:36 PM – IMEMC News

    A Palestinian man was shot dead by Israeli forces early Sunday, east of Jerusalem, after being chased down by Israeli police.

    Walla Israeli website claimed, according to the PNN, that Israeli police forces killed a Palestinian man from East Jerusalem while chasing him, at dawn, alleging that he participated in the theft of a car, in the city of Jerusalem.

    A statement by the Israeli police spokesman said: “During the chase, police officers opened fire towards the car, wounding the driver critically, and was declared dead after attempts to revive him in the hospital failed.”


    • Palestinian Killed on Sunday Identified; Family Demands Answers
      November 19, 2019 11:55 AM

      The Palestinian killed by Israeli police on Sunday has been identified as Fares Bassam Abu Naab . His father said that the circumstances and the position of the car completely contradict the narrative of the police, who claimed that they fired on the car during the chase. The car was not hit with any bullets, however.

      In addition, a cellphone video taken from an apartment above the street clearly shows the young man parking and exiting the vehicle. It then shows a heavily armed Israeli police officer running toward him, shooting him, then running back.

      Abu Naab’s father said that his son was forced out of the car, and then he was shot. He said that what happened is clearly an execution, and that the police claim they want to do an autopsy. The family has refused the autopsy, and the Israeli police will be taking the family to court. (...)

    • Family of Slain Palestinian Say Israeli Officials Are Lying About How He Was Killed
      December 28, 2019

      Although a month and a half has passed since the killing of the Jerusalemite, Faris Bassam Abu Nab , questions remain about the circumstances of his death, and his family members say Israeli officials have had contradictory and deceptive statements. Abu Nab was shot by Israeli forces near the Tunnel checkpoint, south of Jerusalem.

      According to the Jerusalem-based Silwan Information Center, Bassam Abu Nab, the father of the killed Palestinian, said that he assigned a lawyer to follow up on the case of shooting his son and investigate, stressing that he continues to search for the truth of what happened to his son, and to hold the perpetrators accountable and punish them.

      Abu Nab said: “AbuKbeir Institute of Forensic Medicine refuses, to this day, to give me the results of the autopsy, and I did not receive the initial or final report, and he told me that it was transferred to the Police Investigation Unit (Mahash), and when I headed to the police and asked the official, he first denied and then refused to provide any information”.

      Abu Nab added that the condition of his son’s body revealed that he was killed “in cold blood”, because the bullets were in the upper part of the body, in the heart, chest, head, and neck, and the signs of assault were clear on his head from the back and lower back, as if he was dragged to the ground, in addition to dislocating his elbow, and all this refuted the occupation’s narration that only his feet were shot — but his feet did not contain any bullets.”

      Abu Nab continued, “From the moment I learned about the incident, the occupation police told me that they opened fire at the vehicle from the rear on the pretext that it was ‘illegal’. But I myself found the car by chance parked in the parking lot of Al-Maskobyeh in West Jerusalem, and it had no sign of any bullets, and after examination and investigation it was found that it was legal.”

  • » Updated 1: Israeli Missiles Kill Eight Family Members In Deir Al-Balah, Injure 13
    November 14, 2019 7:05 AM – IMEMC News

    The Palestinian Health Ministry has reported that Israeli missiles struck, on Thursday at dawn, a Palestinian home in Deir al-Balah, in central Gaza, killing six members of the same family, and wounding thirteen others.

    The Health Ministry stated that Israeli F16 war jets fired missiles into a home in Deir al-Balah, killing six family members, and wounding at least thirteen others, most of them are women and children.

    The remains of two more children were found under the rubble, amidst ongoing search. They names will be pubished

    Dr. Ashraf al-Qedra, the spokesperson of the Health Ministry in Gaza has reported that the slain Sawarka (Abu Malhous) family has been officially identified as:

    Rasmi Salem Odah Sawarka, 45.
    Mariam Salem Nasser Sawarka, 45.
    Mohannad Rasmi Salem Sawarka, 12.
    Moath Mohmmad Salem Sawarka, 7.
    Waseem Mohammad Salem Sawarka, 13.
    Yosra Mohammad Awwad Sawarka, 39.

    Only one toddler survived the Israeli attack and was found shielded by her slain brother.

    The slain and injured Palestinians were moved to the al-Aqsa hospital, while medics and rescue teams started a search campaign, looking for more Palestinians who might be buried under the rubble.

    Updated On Nov 14, 2018: Their death brings the number of slain Palestinians, who were killed by Israeli missiles, since Monday at dawn, to 32, while more than 100 others have been injured. Among the wounded are at least 30 children and 13 women.


    • New Israeli war crime: 8 Members of the Same Family Killed in Dier Al-Balah, including 2 Women and 5 Children, 48 Hours of Israeli Aggression on the Gaza Strip: 33 Palestinians Killed, including 14 Civilians among them are 3 Women and 8 Children
      November 14, 2019

      According to investigations conducted by the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR), at approximately 00:25, IOF warplanes launched 4 missiles at 2 tin-plate houses belonging to Rasmi Salem ‘Ouda al-Sawarkah (45) and his brother Mohammed (40) in al-Berkah area in Deir al-Balah. As a result, both houses were destroyed while both families were inside. Rasmi, his wife and 3 of their children were killed; Mohammed was critically wounded but his wife and 2 of his children were killed. Moreover, 13 others were injured, including 11 children. Ten minutes later, an ambulance arrived at the area while the neighborhood residents gathered and started searching for the residents under the rubble. Six dead bodies and 13 wounded were recovered. The wounded were transferred to al-Aqsa Hospital in Deir al-Balah. At approximately 07:00, the area residents recovered the dead bodies of 2 children from under the rubble. IOF officially announced later that they targeted al-Sawarkah claiming that he was the head of the rockets division at al-Quds Brigades in the central Gaza Strip. The killed civilians were identified as:

      Rasmi Salem ‘Ouda al-Sawarkah (45);
      Mariam Salem Nasser al-Sawarkah (33);
      Yusra Mohammed ‘Awad al-Sawarkah (39);
      Wasim Mohammed Salem al-Sawarkah (13);
      Mohanned Rasmi Salem al-Sawarkah (12);
      Mo’ath Mohammed Salem al-Sawarkah (7);
      Feras Rasmi Salem al-Sawarkah (2); and
      Salem Rasmi Salem al-Sawarkah (3)